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Songs of Questua della Befana

thursday 5 january 2023 in Santa Fiora, Grosseto


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Songs of Questua della Befana

in the hamlets: Bagnore, Bagnolo, Marroneto, Selva
On the eve of the Epiphany, starting from sunset, a team of seven, eight men (befanotti) in front of the houses of the various villages and wards, intones, accompanied by some instruments (guitar-clarinet-organ), the text of the usual song, introduced by a "permit" and closed by a "farewell-thanks", in which it refers to the "old woman" who comes from afar, and is above all a wish and hope for the year that is about to begin: a shawl for the old women, a husband for the young girls, a sugared almond for the children and a lot of health for the pig, the vineyard, the chickens, subject, of course, to the generous offer of wine, sausages, eggs and desserts, which will then be eaten at the end of the tour in a common dinner.

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